TV & Internet in Tokyo


With a simple room antenna you can receive about five private and two national TV channels in the capital. Satellite and cable TV are becoming more and more popular. The main TV networks accessible from Tokyo are:

Satellite TV

Satellite TV provider:


You have a number of options for getting connected to the Internet in Japan.

If you’re a visitor you can use the WiFi hotspots for about 8 yen per minute, around 1,700 yen per month for unlimited access.

Internet cafés generally cost 200 yen for the first half-hour and usually offer packages for longer periods.

Accessing the internet from your mobile phone costs about 900 yen per month for the provider fee plus 10 yen per minute (extra charges apply for large data transfer; Wilcomm Air Edge PHS is currently the cheapest).

Other options include phone dialup at around 250 yen per month plus 5 yen per minute for the connection, a domestic wireless service with companies like eMobile, eAccess, and SoftBank at abut 5,000 yen a month for unlimited access, and ADSL for between 3,000 and 4,000 yen a month (pre-existing phone line required).

Update 20/03/2008


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